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ERIC Number: EJ1121596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
Forward Looking: Structural Change and Institutions in Highestincome Countries and Globally
Ahamer, Gilbert; Mayer, Johannes
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v30 n5 p386-403 2013
Purpose: Structural economic shifts are a key sign of development in all stages globally; and these shifts may also result in the changing roles of institutions. The purpose of this paper is to quantitatively analyse trends that may be used for so-called forward looking and makes use of them to recommend strategies for reorganising institutions. Design/methodology/approach: The requirements and opportunities of environmental administrations in high-income countries are used as case studies to illustrate the overall context of institutional restructuring. Luxembourg, as a present-day centre of political and strategic power within the European Union and Austria, as a neutral country formerly situated between military blocks are shown to exhibit structural and strategic similarities. Findings: Two types of quantitative assessments may support any type of institutional restructuring: first, analyses of mega-trends within the global techno-socio-economic evolution and second, options for specific action at the local site of previously industrial settlements that may be converted into centres of innovative service orientation. Practical implications: On the occasion of the recent resettlement of the Luxembourg Environmental Administration at a new site in Esch-sur-Alzette--in an area of bolder modern urbanisation built on the foundations of the former local industrial use considered--this text deliberates options to propose strategically pioneering innovations on administrative levels. Originality/value: The paper combines global analyses and local experiences in an action-oriented manner.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria; Luxembourg
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